Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Serious Gaming With The Power Of Ideas and Networking - Winners!

Sharing ideas, passions and beliefs that may help shape our future


Members Project Winners Announced

MEMBERS PROJECT® is American Express’s quest to reach out and ask the community for suggestions for worthy causes to donate to.

With Members Project, American Express put the power of ideas into the hands of of Cardmembers and, whether a Cardmember or not, everyone was invited to join the discussion and nominate their favorite projects online.

Members Project 2008 utilized a Collaborative Competition Model, where innovators submitted their ideas online and a community of supporters provided feedback on the problem and proposed solutions throughout the life of the competition.

Following my prior post Serious Gaming With The Power Of Ideas and Networking, American Express announced today the winning projects.

And the winners are...

$1.5 million for 1st place goes to:Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters and its fulfilling organization, Alzheimer's Association

$500,000 for 2nd place goes to:Help 100,000 children thrive in the classroom! and its fulfilling organization, DonorsChoose.org

$300,000 for 3rd place goes to:Loans That Change Lives and its fulfilling organization, Kiva Microfunds
$100,000 for each of the two remaining finalists goes to:

Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children and its fulfilling organization, International Medical Corps

Feeding 1 Million Children Daily and its fulfilling organization, Akshaya Patra Foundation

Your ideas. Your decision. Our money.